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Thanks Erik.

January 2, 2008

After what mostwould call an up and down career–and year–(one in which yours truly had plenty negative to say about him) Erik Ainge showed guts, emotion, poise and leadership yesterday in his final game as a Volunteer leading his team to its 10th win.  Best of luck to you in the future, Erik.  And thanks.

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Fulmer interviews Clemson’s Rob Spence

December 21, 2007

The search for a new Vols Offensive Coordinator has taken two discerning turns this week with Trooper Taylor accepting a similar position with Oklahoma State–though Troop will have no playcalling duties–and The Great Pumpkin interviewing current Clemson OC Rob Spence.

Spence has a proven history of high-ranking scoring offenses at both Clemson and Tulsa (6 of 7 years finishing in the Top 25), and Tennessee meanwhile has 0 such feats in the same timeframe.  My personal #1 choice would still be the Saints’ Doug Marrone, but I think Spence would do a good job should Fulmer choose to add him.

He was most recently courted by Alabama and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders in 2006, and turned down the same position with Minnesota last year as well.

Kudos to the Big Orange for  (at least seemingly) conducting a search outside the locker room.

[Knox News-Sentinel] [Dallas Morning News]

Breaking News: Vandy Still Vandy

November 17, 2007

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First… Dear. God.

Second… (if I may steal a line from my good friend Holly) Happy trails, assholes. You’re still Vandy.

Save your trash-talking for a later date. One more to go for a banner.

Vol Hostesses taking Senior weekend off

November 15, 2007

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Hell yeah that’s strange.  These are the kind of things I always thought were just a given.  Poor guys having to hope for a happy ending on Senior Day!?!  No wonder we’re losing games.

Fellas, good luck at Platinum after the game looking for tai…. What?  They tore down Platinum?  Holy shit.  How can a player be expected to run for 220 and punch a teammate in the face later that night with no happy-ending-giving Vol Hostesses and no Platinum?

Well hell.  Now I’m worried about Vandy and the Cats.

Questions At Tennessee…

September 3, 2007

Lloyd Carr and the Michigan Wolverines aren’t the only college football team in America with some big time problems.  Yes, they are the only team that lost to a 1-AA program this weekend, but Saturday was a rough day for those on Rocky Top as well.  Saturday alone doesn’t bring much comparison between Michigan and Tennessee except for an 0-1 record.  Michigan participated in what some are calling the greatest upset in college football, if not sports, history; and Tennessee lost on the road to a good Cal team that was looking for some big time revenge.

NeylandAs far as history, pride and tradition go, Tennessee and Michigan share elitist status that only a handful of other college football programs can compare with.  Both consistently lead the nation in attendance with Neyland and the Big House being the two largest stadiums in the country.  National Championship trophies have travelled to Knoxville and Ann Arbor within the last 15 years.  Among all this winning and tradition, the two programs share something that have fans on both campuses worried.  Both the University of Michigan and the University of Tennessee have football programs  whose spirals toward mediocrity have become apparent.

Saturday night when the clock hit zero on the Tennessee-Cal football game fans witnessed the beginning of the end.  Never has a Tennessee team opened a year with so many questions on both sides of the ball and never has the answer to those questions been, “no.”

Answers after the jump. (more…)

Paging The General: 8 days

August 24, 2007

Just barely over one week away from drunken “expert” strategy phonecalls and text messages spanning 4 states, Dave Baker’s perfect hair, tailgating on Sport Center, Hail to the Victors, the Great Pumpkin’s pursed lips, Randy Sanders’ blue blazer, the friend of a friend with the great breakfast spread, cornhole, male/female foot races, Good Idea Gloves, buying ice, Hugh Johnson, live blogging the patio, buying more ice, smiles, jeers, profanity, cheers, cheerleaders and beers.  God Bless American College Football.

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Paging the General: 30 days

August 2, 2007

Yes, Vol Navy, its only

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til big high fives on Manning Pass, “Orange Is”, and John Ward replays

Paging The General: 35 days

July 28, 2007

Yes, Fort Sanders, its only

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’til tailgates, shit-talking, and passing around that mason jar

Paging The General – 40 days

July 23, 2007

Yes, Big Orange Nation, its only

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until Kickoff Call-in on The Hill, Turkey Sandwiches from the 17th Street Deli, and “FREE BEER AND BOOBS PARK HERE” on Forest Ave.

Paging the General – 45 days

July 18, 2007

Yes sportsfans, its only 

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til Jack, Burgers, and Rocky Top on repeat